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Table 1 Number of positive, neutral and negative impacts by study for the six areas

From: Impact of electronic medical record on physician practice in office settings: a systematic review

Topic Areas Positive (%) Neutral
(%)
Negative
(%)
Total
Controlled     
   Prescribing Support 3 (37.5) 4 (50.0) 1 (12.5) 8
   Disease Management 4 (57.1) 2 (28.6) 1 (100.0) 7
   Clinical Documentation 1 (20.0) 2 (40.0) 2 (40.0) 5
   Work Practice 4 (80.0) 1 (20.0) 0 (0.0) 5
   Preventive Care 1 (33.3) 1 (50.0) 0 (0.0) 2
   Patient-Physician Interaction 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0
   Sub-total 13 (48.1) 10 (37.0) 4 (14.8) 27
Descriptive     
   Prescribing Support 1 (100.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1
   Disease Management 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0
   Clinical Documentation 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (100.0) 1
   Work Practice 5 (55.6) 1 (11.1) 3 (33.3) 9
   Preventive Care 1 (100.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1
   Patient-Physician Interaction 2 (50.0) 2 (50.0) 0 (0.0) 4
   Sub-total 9 (56.3) 3 (18.8) 4 (25.0) 16
Combined     
   Prescribing Support 4 (44.4) 4 (44.4) 1 (11.1) 9
   Disease Management 4 (57.1) 2 (28.6) 1 (14.3) 7
   Clinical Documentation 1 (16.7) 2 (33.3) 3 (50.0) 6
   Work Practice 9 (64.3) 2 (14.3) 3 (21.4) 14
   Preventive Care 2 (66.7) 1 (33.3) 0 (0.0) 3
   Patient-Physician Interaction 2 (50.0) 2 (50.0) 0 (0.0) 4
Total* 22 (51.2) 13 (30.2) 8 (18.6) 43
  1. *Odds ratios between controlled and descriptive studies are not significant